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 environmental regulations



High-tech and electronics, chemical, and oil and gas industries each have their fair share of regulatory requirements to meet, and an increasing number include

environmental regulations  In recent years, strict environmental regulations have been implemented in the US and European Union (EU), with more soon to come from other countries such as Japan and China. The cost of compliance to manufacturers in any industry is high, but noncompliance with national and international regulations can cost enterprises a great deal more. Therefore, industry leaders must ensure they have the means to adapt their businesses to meeting these regulatory requirements, and thus avoid costly penalties and

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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency


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Product Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and "Greener" Products


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Automating Document-intensive Tasks with Workflow Software


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